As we have all heard, a tragedy occurred on February 14 in the high school named above. Being perfectly honest and blunt as always, the people involved who are in the aftermath, media, law enforcement, and families; have did and continue to say the things that I have talked about for decades.
I’m talking about a couple of things to boil it down;
The prevalent attitude to everyone, local and national media, law enforcement, to the governor, to the superintendent, not to mention parents and students had this attitude. They all stated it as an absolute fact and believed it firmly and yet it is the most dangerous attitude that ANYONE can have in either school or workplace violence.
It means it ‘Can’t Happen Here’, and as I stated above this is the most dangerous attitude that anyone can have. I can’t say that enough…because people ignore it as much as they do the warning signs which lead to this kind of tragedy.
I try to talk to the media about it and what do I here? “Yeah we know that.” But do they elaborate it and is it punctuated enough on the air. No, because they would rather have distraught parents or students on air and wring their hands to say “They was nothing we could have foreseen or done to prevent it!” which of course is totally false.
Falling in line with this is the other cliché that I have been trumpeting for decades as well, whether anyone believes it or not is another story though. “It can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time, for any reason”. This is absolutely true and there are innumerable incidents to prove this, including the NSA headquarters building at Fort Meade Maryland also on the 14th, who would think you could breach it through the gates?
Act or ignore
Then there is this cliché that I have yelled in the stillness of the night and been ignored. We can either choose to act upon or ignore the warning signs. Someone who can perpetrate this kind of violence will always exhibit warning signs of forthcoming attractions (Italy Texas January 22, 2017, the perpetrator had exhibited at least 10 warning signs for years.
All 22 warning signs are out there if you wish to see them, but they are also listed below. If 1 or 4 of them are present, you probably don’t have to worry too much, but if they start to build to 6, 9, or more…I would have the person arrested or start finding a hidey hole for when they come back to wreck their vengeance.
The 19-year-old who had been expelled in his senior year and came back into the school yesterday to perpetrate this crime had a plan. He exhibited at least 6 warning signs, from what I gleaned from television reports with no research. He killed 17 students and teachers, including a football coach who tried to shield students from the murderous fire. He also wounded 15 others with his rampage of vengeance, not to mention getting himself injured while being arrested.
When are we going to start to listen to reason and do what is necessary to prevent these kind of incidents. Everyone will wring their hands for a few days, the left wingers will want to abrogate the 2nd Amendment and right wingers will say no. The Florida state and the United States government will say what a horrible tragedy this was. But no one will listen to reason and hold the responsible parties accountable for what they missed and ignored.
Do you wish to attempt to keep your children safe from this kind of event? Then either send me a note through this page or call me and I will be happy to oblige.
Cruelty to Animals
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Fascination with Weapons
Impact on Supervisory Time
Inconsistent Work Habits/Decreased Productivity
Obsession With Police/military tactics
Mental health issues (already known)
New Religious Fervor/Political Affiliation
Poor health & hygiene
Poor relationship skills
Unusual or changed behavior
Violent Music, Movies and video games
Robert D. Sollars assists businesses and their employees to lessen their risk of WPV as well as other security/customer service related issues with time tested and proven ideas. You can follow him on his upcoming new website www.robertdsollars.com or twitter@robertsollars2.
I May be Blind but my Vision is Crystal Clear